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Thanks for reading this and for being part of my healthy community. My participation with SP is aimed toward living lightly, creating space for greater vitality, celebrating successes with one other, encouraging one another when we falter, and becoming filled with greater joy as we share this gift of life.

I am beginning again because this is a new phase in my life. In only two months I will be fully retired from 19 years as a psychotherapist, which was itself a second career. My goal for the next few years is to stay healthy and strong, enjoy the years my husband and I have together, and contribute to a Transition from a "business as usual" culture to one willing and able to make a "shift to a life-sustaining" culture.

Member Since: 12/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 79,844

My Goals:
My goal for this spring season is to resume weight-loss progress and increase my strength and endurance. I aim to be reasonably fit when the gardening season starts in earnest towards the end of May. Another goal is to resume a yoga practice, so that I am able to practice daily and make good progress in body awareness, flexibility and strength. In all of this, I aim to remain conscious of what a gift life is and be grateful for each day.

My Program:
Newly beginning - again (sigh). I have had to have physical therapy for back problems and so am starting with small steps doing my PT exercises, and just beginning to do yoga again.

I will continue to have the following goals: eat at least 5 fruits or vegetables a day; drink those 8 glasses of water a day; get 8 hours of sleep a night; and, practice meditation for 20 minutes a day.

Personal Information:
I live in the beautiful Chippewa Valley in Wisconsin. This is an area of rivers, trees, gentle hills and lots of dairy cows. I am a SoulCollage (R) Facilitator, spiritual director and a spiritual healing touch certified practitioner.

Other Information:
Gardening is a source of great joy, healthy exercise and some aches and pains. I love reading and do some blogging, neither of which is a way to exercise the body, but do reasonably well for the mind.

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  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Challenged by Arthritis Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    2181 days ago
    I'm finally getting around to thanking everyone for the kind words left on my blog "Heart Attack". We are blessed in so many ways and your thoughtfulness is one of them
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    P. S. Love the Gus photos.
    2662 days ago
    Being vulnerable is not a comfortable place for most of us... I wasn't fully prepared for how far my blog would go but am very pleased with the amazing support I am receiving. Thank you for yours. Have a spectacular day!
    2766 days ago
    Thank you for the book "goodie." Very appropriate for me! emoticon How are you and Gus doing?
    3021 days ago
    I will be starting my tomato and pepper plants this upcoming weekend. I am trying to garden by the phases of the moon. I did some of that last year, but now I have a calendar to use. We will see how it goes. When will you start yours? It seems early, but...we shall see. emoticon
    3334 days ago
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